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Articles: Arts

Head and torso of a man painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

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(1of 4) Details from The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s ceiling

Photograph © Vatican Museum


Nicholas Callaway publishes the Sistine Chapel in closeup.


Several Harvard Computers and Radcliffe students pose for a photograph together, seated at desks and sitting on the floor

Harvard Computers and Radcliffe students in 1925
Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Library Archives 

Alumni scientist-filmmakers bring the Harvard Computers’ story to the screen.


In a still from "The Painter and the Thief," the male thief watches the female artist at work.

A still from The Painter and the Thief
From the film

A short list of fine 
documentaries and feature films 


Photo of a cheerleader group composed of elderly women, all in red tops and white skirts, with pompoms

A senior cheer group

Photograph courtesy of Lance Oppenheim

Documentarian Lance Oppenheim explores life in The Villages.

March-April 2021

Artist Shen Wei in his studio amid his large-scale abstract paintings

Shen Wei in his New York studio, 2014

Photograph by Jeffrey Sturges

“Shen Wei: Painting in Motion,” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

March-April 2021

Photo of the exterior of Coolidge Corner Theater, with its vertical red neon sign.

Coolidge Corner Theater offers small-group rentals.

Photograph courtesy of Coolidge Corner Theater

Greater Boston’s small cinemas strive to engage film-goers during the pandemic.

March-April 2021

In Harvard Yard, workers unload gigantic heads of lettuce and other greens from a truck prominently labeled United Farm Workers as students celebrate the University's decision to support the union workers by buying only UFW-certified produce.

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

November-December 2020

Bill Keenan and Trevor Gretzky

Bill Keenan with actor Trevor Gretzky on the set of Odd Man Rush.

Bill Keenan ’09 brings his first book onto the screen. 


Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago